Startups joining the Global Insurance Accelerator’s 2020 cohort will be the first cohort experiencing a newly revamped funding structure and a recently raised investment.  Startups will receive an investment of $75,000 through a post-money Simple Agreement for Future Equity (SAFE), which converts to 5% of the startup. It’s an increased investment from the $40,000 the […]

Des Moines-based Rocket Referrals is on the 2019 Inc. 5000 annual list of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., the company announced this week. Rocket Referrals, an insuretech startup automating the referral process for insurance agencies, was named at the 481 spot. It ranked 62 among all software companies in the U.S. and was the fastest-growing software […]

CEO and founder, Denim In 2015, Gregory Bailey – like many entrepreneurs – struck out and launched a startup from his Urbandale home. He had spent more than two decades in the corporate insurance world, including holding executive positions at Athene USA and Pacific Life. Now, his startup, Denim, operates from a bright, airy and […]

The Technology Association of Iowa and LWBJ have announced the finalists for the 2019 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ. The winner in each of the 14 award categories will be announced at a banquet on April 11 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. The awards feature four new categories in […]

The Des Moines-based Global Insurance Accelerator has hired Nicole Cook as the next managing director, to take over full time after current director Brian Hemesath steps down from his role on May 1, following the conclusion of the 2019 cohort. Cook begins with the GIA today and will work along with Hemesath and program manager […]

Global Atlantic Financial Group announced a $100,000 investment in the Global Insurance Accelerator, a Des Moines-based 100 day program aiding up to ten insurtech startups in financing and industry connections. The investment joins Global Atlantic with the GIA’s 12 other existing private company investors, which support the accelerator’s mentor networks and business infrastructure assistance. GIA […]

A Des Moines insuretech startup is crossing the pond to new clients, thanks to Denim’s new partnership with London-based Startupbootcamp CoLab InsurTech (SBC CoLab). Through the CoLab program, SBC serves as a mediator between startups already providing services to clients, and corporations seeking smaller partners to address technical needs within the company. SBC does not […]

Des Moines-based insuretech startup Denim is branching out internationally through a new partnership with London-based Startupbootcamp Colab InsurTech (SBC Colab), Denim announced Tuesday. Denim’s micro-targeted marketing platform will be available to SBC Colab’s market starting in January 2019, CEO Gregory Bailey said.

The Technology Association of Iowa is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Prometheus Awards, scheduled for April 11 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, TAI announced on Wednesday. Since its debut in 2004, the Prometheus Awards recognize Iowa leaders in the state’s $11 billion technology industry, which employs more than […]

Midwest startup accelerator gener8tor announced a new partnership with Allianz Life Ventures and Securian Financial to establish the OnRamp Insurance Accelerator in the Twin Cities, reports AmericanInno. Five startups will be welcomed into the three-month program each year, with a cash investment of $100,000. The program builds off the existing OnRamp Insurance Conference, which has […]